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CasaVerde: Suburu, GREEN auto factory & "Zero Landfill Waste"

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In this episode, we get to talk to Tom Easterday, Sr VP of Subaru of IN Automotive. This plant shows that a car manufacturer can be as GREEN or GREENER than its cars! Here's more info on the factory: Built in 1989, SIA has steadfastly made improvements in its production methods that cut down and (in 2004) eliminated the generation of landfill waste entirely. Yes, this auto factory, which makes anywhere from 110,000 to more than 200,000 vehicles a year, adds absolutely nothing to our nation's rapidly filling landfills. That "nothing" is really something, particularly since SIA produces more than half of the Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca vehicles for the U.S. market. (Curiously, Toyota Camrys are also made here, thanks to an agreement between the two carmakers.) What's more, all but the Tribeca are PZEV-rated vehicles, meaning these cars have very low emissions, too. We'll get to ask Mr Easterday what promtped the Subaru decision to go GREEN, affects on the surroundings (832 acres) and initiatives the company took to get employees on board.
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